Road Racing

To encourage participation in local road races a club Road Race League has been created.

The current League champions are:

Women:  Tracy Pennington (2019)

Men:  Ralph Pawling (2019)

2019 Road League


You must be a fully paid up first claim member of the club to compete in the Road League.

Club vests must be worn for all Road League races, excluding parkrun and the Club 10 mile.

Times are based on Gun Time, rather than Chip Time.

The Road League consists of 11 events. Points are awarded for your position relative to

other Pensby Runners. The first woman and first man home for the club will be awarded 15

points, the second 14 points and so on. In races where more than 15 Pensby women or

men compete, the maximum points available will equal the number of runners, up to 20

points. For 21 or more runners 1 point will be awarded to any runner finishing in 20th place

or lower. Any runner starting a race but not finishing will be awarded 1 point.

A competitor’s final score will be the sum of their seven best scores (assuming they have run

more than seven races). For competitors who run seven or fewer races, their final score will

be the sum of their scores.

parkrun: This year Birkenhead parkrun is a counter on the Road League (vests are welcome

but need not be worn). Competitors have as many attempts as they like over the 18

parkruns between and inclusive of May 4th 2019 and August 31st 2019 to run the fastest

parkrun time they can. At the end of that period, Pensby Runner parkrun times will be ranked as

per the other races in the League, and points will be awarded according to rank. Please

note that in order for your parkrun time to count towards your final points total, you must

have competed in at least 3 events prior to August 31st.

Wirral Seaside Runs:  As with the parkrun, this event will be spread across all Wirral Seaside Run events, and competitors are encouraged to have as many attempts as they like at logging their best time.  After the series is complete Pensby Runner times will be ranked and scored as normal.  Scoring for this event is not contingent on having completed other events.

Club 10 mile: We will once again be finishing the League with Mark and Gordon’s 10 miler

that proved so popular last year. Again, no vests needed for this race, and hopefully we’ll

be awarding the trophies after the race.

The races for 2019 are as follows:

Race One: Four Villages Half Marathon – Sunday January 20th

Race Two: Chester Spring 5 (5 mile) – Wednesday April 10th

Race Three: Christleton 5K – Friday 17th May (prospective date)

Race Four: Chester Half Marathon – Sunday 19th May

Race Five: Birkenhead 5 Mile – Wednesday June 5th

Race Six: Penny Lane 10K – Sunday June 23rd

Race Seven: Ellesmere Port 5K – Wednesday August 21st

Race Eight: Hoylake 10K – Sunday 15th September

Race Nine: Club 10 mile – Sunday 22nd September

Race Ten: Wirral Seaside Run (dates TBC)

Race Eleven: Birkenhead Parkrun (from Saturday May 4th to Saturday August 31st inclusive)


For 2019 Pensby Runners will also continue be part of the Merseyside Road Grand Prix Competition. Details of the Grand Prix can be found at:

2018 Road League Final Positions

Road League Final Standings 2018